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AT LAST! BOLIVIA NOW HAS ACCESS TO THE SEA, AND IT'S ALL THANKS TO CHILE (TRANSLATION)

Bolivia lost its access to the Pacific Ocean during the War of the Pacific towards the end of the 19th century.  Now, in the wake of Chile’s victory over Argentina in the final of the Copa America comes this satirical article by Roy Bobadilla.   231 more words

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this day in the yesteryear: Peru and Chile Sign Treaty of Ancón (1883)

Peru and Chile Sign Treaty of Ancón (1883)

The Treaty of Ancón ended Peru’s involvement in the War of the Pacific, which broke out between Chile and the joint forces of Bolivia and Peru in 1879. 55 more words

The Guano Economy

When Peru finally won its independence from Spain in the 1820s, there was no short quick route to prosperity. Much of South America’s economy was primarily agricultural, based on large haciendas, many of which had just changed hands from Spanish loyalists to officers of the revolution. 415 more words

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Earthquakes and borders

Now this is scary. Seismologists at the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colorado and the German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam are predicting that northern Chile is due for another major earthquake, which will be much worse than the previous one.  295 more words

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Were the consequences not so tragic, Daza’s trek through Tarapacá’s hinterland might provoke coarse laughter. From the onset of his campaign, the general demonstrated an almost monumental incompetence: he refused to hire guides to lead his forces through the unforgiving and unknown wasteland.

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Bolivian Navy

Boyfriend is a strange one to travel with. Scenery does not interest him, wild life doesn’t catch his fancy. Put him in a beautiful beach house right by the Pacific Ocean, or a lovely cabin up in a mountainous forest, and he will look out of the window once and say, “Oh, cool. 1,102 more words

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